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How to keep children safe from violence

Estranged Maryland parents who believe that their children have witnessed domestic violence are urged to make mention of that during child custody proceedings. The accusations are taken seriously and investigated thoroughly. If a noncustodial parent already has custody of his or her child prior to the allegations being made in court, those visitation rights may be suspended or modified. For instance, visitation may be allowed only if it supervised.

6 ways to keep domestic violence from ruining your holidays

Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season for the final months of the year right on through the New Year. While for most families, the holidays are happy, convivial times shared with family and friends, for many others, the specter of domestic violence intrudes into an otherwise festive season.

Protective and peace orders in Maryland

Domestic violence is a real problem in Maryland. Victims are able to seek protection from their abusers through the courts by either requesting protective orders or peace orders. The type of order that a person seeks depends on his or her relationship with the alleged abuser and what type of abuse allegedly occurred.

Legal assistance can help to prevent domestic violence

Domestic violence is a problem that affects many women in Maryland. Each year, there are around 1.3 million women in the U.S. who endure a physical assault from their significant other, and three women die in the U.S. each day from injuries sustained during a domestic violence incident.

Domestic violence remains a serious problem

More than 2 million people are injured in domestic violence incidents on an annual basis in the United States. The seriousness of the threat of domestic violence in Maryland and around the country can scarcely be overstated. More than 1300 people lost their lives in these types of incidents in 2014.

Domestic violence mass shootings

While news of certain mass shootings is unavoidable for most people in Maryland, the shocking events that have occurred of late do not make up the majority of mass shooting events in the U.S. Instead, the news is almost silent about the large number of domestic-violence related mass shootings that occur across the country.